Council Tax: the Italian map

There’s a big discussion this period in the Italian Parliament about the Council tax whether it should be abolished either completely or for a subset of people.

Starting from some data, shown by the national newspaper ““, me and Francesca wondered about having a nicer and simpler way to show a huge table of 88 pages.
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Almost a week

My first week of work has gone.
Actually I like the place where I am and also people who are there.

Rain in Cambridge

Rain in Cambridge (Photo credit: SoStark)

First of all I can go to work walking and it takes just 15 minutes!
In Rome I drove 90 minutes at least each day and drive after work it is not nice at all!

Then, here it rains most of the time: fortunately it stops when I go to work and when I come back – I’m serious… – but it still sucks having a cloudy sky outside while working.

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From Wikipedia:

Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials.

During last months I collected more than 2 thousands pictures of U.S. and I was looking around a way to use them. So The idea of making a mosaics with them came to me.

The problem with this kind of composition is the right measuring of every tile: to have a good mosaic usually it takes about thousands and thousands of pictures. Continua a leggere

F.A.Q. on NYC for an Italian guy

Some of the most frequent asked questions to an italian guy living in New York by Italians.

  • Is New York a clean city?
    No, it is not al all. And there is everywhere a bad smell. (Not kidding)
  • Do you eat at McDonalds every day for lunch/dinner?
    No, I cook by myself.

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Laws of New York

  1. Everything taste sweet in America. I mean with a taste of sugar.
  2. I burn almost everything in the pan.
    • At all when the cooker is on.
  3. Then you should understand what they say and it is not always so easy.
  4. There are people who don’t speak english.